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Geomorphology
Sarah Johnson, Northern Kentucky University
We collect & analyze data on karst, glacial, slope, and fluvial processes and landforms on several field trips in the vicinity. Processes and landforms beyond our field trip range including tectonic, volcanic, ...

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
William W. Little, Brigham Young University-Idaho
A combination lecture and laboratory course that covers the origin, classification, distribution, and correlation of sedimentary rock bodies and their use in interpreting geological history. This course provides a ...

Desert Landscapes and Dynamics
James King, Indiana University-Bloomington
Desert landscape processes, its interaction with humans, and dynamics with past and future climates through a hands-on group emphasized learning environment. Relative contributions, nature and operation of ...

Geomorphology
Karen Gran, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Geomorphology is a mid-level core geology course, required for geology majors and minors. I teach it as a primarily field-based lab course, with one 4-hour lab and 2-50 minute lectures each week. One of my goals is ...

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania
EAS 423 is an upper-level course required for majors in Geology and recommended for majors in Environmental Earth Science at our institution. The main topis are recognition and description of sedimentary rocks, ...

The Earth's Record of Climate
Kevin Theissen, University of St. Thomas (MN)
In this course students explore the Earth's climate system and the climatic changes that have occurred during the history of the planet. Students get a hands-on introduction to the collection, analysis,and ...

GEL 341 Geomorphology
David Franzi, SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Geomorphology is the study of landforms and landscapes and their relationship to surface processes, underlying structure and the history of geological changes. Process geomorphology views landforms and landscapes ...

Geological Exploration Techniques
Jeannette Wolak, Tennessee Technological University
This course covers practical techniques for geological exploration, with emphasis on environmental, mining and petroleum industry applications. Surface and subsurface methods are discussed including geological ...

Introduction to Paleontology
Hilary Christensen, Gustavus Adolphus College; Hilary Christensen, Bates College
This course introduces students to the basics of paleontological study, including methodology, specimen identification, and major events in the history of life on Earth. The basics of evolutionary theory are ...

Sedimentary Geology
Walter Borowski, Eastern Kentucky University
Examination of sedimentary processes and products, the characteristics and origins of sedimentary rocks and their related depositional environments, and application of these principles to solving geological ...


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